Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, April 19, 1919, Page Two, Image 2

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    Oregon Emerald
Official student body paper of the
University of Oregon, published every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the
college year by the Associated Students.
Entered in the postoffice at Eugene,
Oregon, as second class matter.
Subscription rates $1.25 per year.
Helen Brenton .,.Editor
Elizabeth Aumiller .Associate
James Sheehy .Associate
Dorothy Duniway .News Editor
Erma Zimmerman.Asst. News Editor
Leith Abbott .Make-Up
Helen McDonald .Women’s Editor
Nell Warwick .Society
Alexander G. Brown .Sports
Bess Colman .Dramatics
Elizabeth Aumiller .Proof
Frances Blurock .,.Proof
Helen Manning, Adelaide Lake, Louise
Davis, Francis Cardwell, Dorothy
Cox, Elva Bagley, Frances Stiles,
Stella Sullivan, Yelma Rupert, Ray
mond Law'ence, Wanna McKinney,
Lyle Bryson, Sterling Patterson, Mary
Ellen Bailey, Eugene Kelty, William
Bolger, Harry A. Smith, Stanley Eis
man, Eleanor Spall and Genevieve
Hurls Ellsworth .Manager
Elston Ireland .Circulation
CatLorine Dobie .Collection*
Warren Kays, Dorothy Dixon, Virgil
Meador, Leo Hulbert, Ogden Johnson,
Larry Grey.
News and Business Phone 055.
Again comes tho plea for support
from the people of America in the Vic
tory Lonn drive and the campaign for
funds for the American Committee for
devasted Franco. University students
of the United States, whose fellow stu
dents have offered and given so much
already can hardly shrug off tho re
sponsibility of “coming through on the
finish’’ in either of these drives.
America needs tho Victory Loan, that
is evident France needs funds for re
construction, that is evident. How
can we say we are tired of being asked
to give to more drives for money. There
are men and women still in France
who are not too “tired" to stay and
“finish up tho job.’’ There were men
and women who were not too “tired” to
give more than money in the cause.
How can we say that wo are weary of
being asked for money for war work
drives ?
Everyone realizes the not'd for a big;
gor Library wlion tho ono liundroti anti
fifty students who have oight o’clocks
try to como tlown tho narrow curving
staircase only to finti thorn previously
occupiotl by a nearly equal number of
people trying to reach their nine o’clock
classes upstairs.
It is a real adventure to reach the
ground floor in safety and a process
which consumes a large part of the bare
t a minutes allowed between das es.
A new building with a double stair
case would relieve this congestion but
the condition would be greatly remo
died if the students onroute to nine
o’clocks upstairs would wait for the
exit of the eight o’clock students.
A good and thoroughly experienced
traffic policeman is needed in the lob
by of the Library between classes.
The action of the Junior class in
meeting yesterday afternoon in recon
sidering their action as to the Junior
Prom and making it informal for this
year was an example of good sportsman
ship worthy of comiin mint ion. For the
Junior sentiment was and is still in
favor of a formal Prom to keep up
years of precedent. Hut as soon as stu
dent sentiment was shown to be getter
ally in favor of a departure this year
the Juniors came through in opposition
•to their own personal wishes about
their Prom and voted to stage au in
formal dance. It shows co operation
and student spirit of the right sort
to consider the wishes of the rest of
the institution before your own.
Announces the Pledging of
M. H. Douglass Tells of Serious
Congestion and Adzs fer
$250,000 Building
The need of the University for a new
library was shown by M. H. Douglass,
librarian, at the meeting of the advis
ory council Thursday evening. State
ments and plans for a $250,000 struc
ture were presented by him, and the ser
ious conditions of congestion were
pointed out.
“At present,” said Mr. Douglass,
"there is seating room for only 185
people in the reading room, stacks,
and newspaper room. This does not
accommodate the students who come
here to study, and as a result they are
frequently turned away. The heating
and ventilating systems are not good,
and the arrangement of the reading
room is such that there is usually a
great deal of Confusion.
Plans Are Outlined
“The plans for the proposed new
library,” ho continued, “include a
general reading room which would ac
commodate 250 people, a periodical
reading room seating 60 people, and a
study room also seating 60. The build
ing, when fully equipped with stacks,
would have an ultimate capacity of
half a million books. Besides this there
would bo 14 smaller class rooms or
seminar rooms, each of which would ac
commodate ,'i0 or 40 students.”
The present building, suggested the
librinan, could be used to house one of
the other departments which are so bad
ly in need of larger quartos.
“The library is the center of the in
tellectual life of the University,” said
Mr. Douglass, “it is the one building
on the campus that is used by all the
students every day. Enlarged and iin
proved quarters are needed at once
for readers, for books, for members of
the staff, for advanced students, and
for specialized lines of work.
“These needs cannot be mot by en
larging the present building,” ho con
tinued. “An expansion in the present
building would be an expensive and un
satisfactory makeshift, which could be
put uj) with for anlv a few years at
the most.”
Book Shelves Crowded
If the library keeps on buying books
at the present rate until June, and calls
in those now out, there will not be a
vacant space anywhere on the shelves.
“If we are to continue to use the pres
ent building,” said Mr. Douglass, “two
tiers of stacks and an elevator are
needed immediately, and these would
cost $17,000 or $18,000.”
The congestion is so serious that
every book in the library has been
moved at least once, some of them sev
eral times, during the present college
Secretary of Student Volunteers Brings
Easter Message to Campus
Miss Edith llaslett, national student
secretary of the Student Volunteers,
was tlu< speaker at one of the best
meetings of the year held at the Bun
galow on Thursday afternoon. Miss
lla/lett took as her theme “The Mes
sage of Master, “ and pointed out the
great opportunities which we as a civi
lized nation have, and how we should
show our appreciation of the wonder
ful gift of an enlightened country,
“It seems difficult for us to realize, “
she said, “that two-thirds of the world
does not enjoy Hasterday and the symbol
for which it stands. There are one
lmlf the women of the entire world in
China and Japan today and these worn
on know absolutely nothing of the
word and meaning of the great Master
who has said: '1 am come that you may
hn\o life.’ It is through no good for
tune of our own making that we are
living in this country instead of in
those, and for that reason we should
strive to give them a share in our
blessings. We take too much for
granted and do not think enough of
Him who has given these things to us.
“The reason why one of the most
powerful nations in the world has fail
ed in this war is not because of a lack
of civilization but because the greatest
think in the world religion was left
out. It is not gifts alone which, give
comfort to the needy but the heart in
back of the gift. Today, the parts of
the world which are far behind us in
education and civilization are looking
toward us to become their criterion and
unless we can give them the message
and example of Jesus Christ all the
education will be of little value for1
there will be lacking the great princi
ple which has the power of making
nations. ’ ’
Helen Hrenton lead the meeting and
Elizabeth Kirby sang “The Task,” ac
companied by Theodora Btoppenbach.
Non-Fraternity Men to Discuss World
Problems at Hut
The Y. M. 0. A. has started some
thing new in the study groups which
are to be held every Monday night at
the hut for non-fraternity men. The
men are divided into several groups,
about six or seven in number. The
main subjects to be discussed will be
important world problems, but these
discussions will prolfilbly broaden to al
most any intellectual subject.
These meetings will begin next Mon
day evening at seven-thirty and all non
fraternity men are asked to attend.
Solos, Stunts and Chorus are
Well Received; Jazz
Few organizations have offered so
much in the way of a varied and
enjoyable program as did*the Men’s
Glee club at their annual concert which
was given before a packed house at the
Eugene theater last night. The con
cert was unique in the history of the
club, not only from the standpoint of
finished chorus work displayed in all
the group numbers, but from the
amount of color which was added by
the solo work and skits. Noticeable
was the almost professional stage pres
ence maintained throughout.
Opening with the “Comrade Song,”
by Bullard, the harmony of the voices
was disclosed as they blended together
in the swinging melody. They were im
mediately called back for an encore
when they gave a snappy, clever fea
ture number which enabled them to
show their versatility from the start.
Curtiss Peterson, singing with char
mi eristic ease combined with even to
nation, gave a spirited interpretation
of the “Garden of Allah.” An an en
core he sang “ Passing By,” mith much
color and expression.
Southland Melodies Delight
Those who were attracted by the
dreamy, crooning southland melodies
will perhaps vote them the most enter
taining of the selections. All of the
singing was done in the half light
which leaded an ultra-romantic atmos
phere to the part. The ever popular
“Banjo Song,” by Homer Peckj in
which George Hopkins sang the solo
part, was so pleasing that the nova were
forced to leave the audience calling for
the song a third time. A perfect banjo
effect was achieved by the staccatto
notes of the supporting chorus. Other
southern songs were equally enjoyed,
especially “ Deep River,” by Mr.
Peterson and quartet.
The medley which followed proved
to be a cleverly arranged group of
popular melodies ranging from “Heid
elberg” to “Hindustan,” closing with
“Oregon, Fair Oregon.” The Glee
club entered into the spirit of the piece
and won many laughs from the audi
Schubert’s “March Militaire,” was
rendered with fine interpretation and
skill by George Hopkins, and proved
itself to be one of the most worthy of
the heavier numbers on the program.
Hopkins Displays Versatility
Hopkins ns an immaculate* sailor was
even more popular in “Three Bingin'
Bones, ’ ’ in which he did no end of
droll impersonations and stunts on the
piano. His two companions, Billy Mor
rison, as a darky boy, and Graham
Smith, came shouting through the audi
ence and someway got onto the stage
only to captivate the spectators with
solo and trio work, which included
everything from yodling to darky
songs. Billy Morrison was quite win
ning in his Dixie melodies, his tenor
voice being especially suited to the
“Singa Da Oarus," by Arthur John
son, showed the eomedines’ unusual
ability to give an operatic impersona
tion of Caruso, although he lacked the
volume to carry the effect completely,
lie sang in Italian, giving selections
from “Martha" and other operas. His
gestures ami the way in which he used
his voice showed excellent ability and
“Nobody Knows I’m Out," sang
George Doust as he climbed onto the
stage by tope and in convict attire
proceeded, to give all the inside dope on
the Glee club men while they were on
their Southern Oregon trip. The stunt
"got over" well.
Oregon songs sung with much spirit
by the entire chorus and quartet closed
the program. The quartet work was
very well balanced.
Colonel Hannah Regrets Attitude
of Students; Commends
Action of Faculty
Out of the 190 men in the R. O. T.
C. only 80 appeared for inspection
Thursday, when Colonel James G.
Hannah, from the General Staff at
Washington, D. C., made his annual vis
it of inspection. “Colonel Hannah ex
pressed himself as pleased with the at
titude of the faculty in regard to the
R. O. T. C., but was very unfavorably
impressed with the attitude taken by
the young men of the University,”
said Colonel W. H. C. Bowen, professor
of military science and tactics yester
Colonel Hannah reported that al
though he found interest in the or
ganization at Oregon to be about the
same as at other institutions with the
exception of a few, the percentage of
absence here is higher than at any
other college or university he has in
“Personally, I am in for a fight to
a finish for the success of the R. O. T.
C.,” said Colonel Bowen. “We train
men for every position in life. We must
train them for officers. We can always
get an army when we need one, but we
want superintendents for that army.”
Colonel Bowen cited the interest
taken in the Chicago high schools in the
Junior R. O. T. C. In December, 1918,
the organization was started with 3,000
students enrolled. So many applica-.
tio’ns were received that the R. O. T. '
C. was increased, until today, of 14,394 I
students, 13,579 are cadets. While at'
Camp Devons, Massachusetts 89 1-2 per
cent are reported as in favor of univer-1
sal military training.
Colonel Bowen quoted Jacob B. Loeb, I
president of the board of education,
Chicago, as follows: “We believe in
physical training. It is our conviction
that only so shall we give to the I
schools of tomorrow more wholesome >
youths and fewer ‘sissy’ boys, more
strong, fearless, active and efficient
manhood and less defective, cringing1
and anemic, inert namby pambyism. ”
Solo, Duet and Sextette Will Be
Features; Dance after Concert
Professor Albert Perfect has an
nounced the program for the men’s;
band concert Friday evening April 25.
It has been selected with care from:
the Filmore Band Library, and accord
ing to the director will be excellent.;
Interesting features of the program
will be a clarinet solo by Norman
Byrne, who was clarinet soloist in the
Marine band in Peking, China, for
eighteen months; a flute and cornet
duet by French Moore and Morris
Morgan; and the playing of the “Sex
tette ’ ’ from Lucia by the band
The program announced is as fol
Overature ‘ ‘ Raymond ’ ’ .Thomas
Selection “Bohemian Girl” .Balfe t
Clarinet solo ‘ ‘ Two Little Bull
finches” . Kleeg
Norman Byrne
Ballad “.Landkjending ” . Grieg
Sextette from “Lucia di Lammer
moor ’ . Donizetti
Morris Morgan, Reuel Moore, Earl
Voorhies, Robert Hayes, R. C.
flail, and F. N. McAllister.
Intermezzo Characteristic “Royal
Aun ' ’ . Perfect
Duet ‘1 Serenade ’ ’ . Litl
....French Moore and Morris Morgan....
Selection “Songs of Our Oregon”....
. Perfect I 1
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